La Trobe University

Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis


Start dates
Semester 1 (March)
4.5 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 000
This course offers you more than just an accredited undergraduate accounting degree. It also gives you a Masters degree in finance, with the added option of completing the six professional modules required for accreditation by CPA Australia.

The Master of Financial Analysis is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry and is designed as a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter, which has become known as the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry.

Within this course you have the option either of choosing to take, as electives, all six subjects required for the CPA professional exam program, or finance electives which will prepare you to sit the CFA Program exams.

This course provides a pathway to either professional accreditation in accounting and finance and entry into a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the accounting, corporate, financial and investment sectors.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Specialisations, majors and minors

You may also choose to complete a minor within the Bachelor of Accounting degree. The minor may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

The four-subject minors available within the Business School are listed below:

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer see majors or minors.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0

Academic entry requirement

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies - 65 International Baccalaureate - 24 GCE A Levels - 7 HKDSE - 2 x Level 4 Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC STPM - 8 Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5 Sweden Slutbetyg - G All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60 Vietnam (Year 12) - 8 Indonesia (SMA) - 8 GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis may be eligible to apply for registration with the CFA Institute. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 000


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

You may elect to complete the six CPA Professional subjects in place of four elective subjects and two finance elective subjects. The learning and assessment materials for these subjects is provided under licence by CPA Australia and supplemented by face-to-face lessons designed by La Trobe staff. You must be a CPA Australia Associate member and will be required to enrol concurrently with CPA Australia in order to sit the CPA final exams, at your cost. The final exam for the CPA professional subjects is the official CPA professional accreditation exam set and graded by CPA Australia. Students failing to pass this exam on the first attempt will be offered a second attempt (at their cost) in lieu of a supplementary exam. To become a CPA, graduates are required to gain three years' work experience as well as completing the CPA program. If you require personal advice about your CPA Program enrolments, you may call 1300 73 73 73 (within Australia) or +61 3 9606 9677 (outside of Australia). Students undertaking the CPA Professional subjects as part of the MFA may be required to take these subject at the City Campus. Opportunities exist to accelerate this course by enrolling in summer and winter subjects.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

CRICOS code: 092918C